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Most people have some form of internal critic—a nagging voice that highlights all your mistakes and pretends your triumphs don’t exist. Some consideration of both positive outcomes and ramifications of your actions can be healthy, but when you let your inner critic take over it can cause severe and long-lasting damage to your self-esteem. So take control!
Start by paying closer attention to what that little voice is saying. It may even help to write down what you’re thinking. When negative commentary is in front of you in black and white, you may be better able to see what’s true and what’s not. Once you’ve got a clearer idea of what your inner critic is telling you, here are some tools to help turn down its volume.
Knowing when and how much to tip for services rendered can be confusing. While leaving one is technically optional, a tip is a critical part of the wages that waitstaff, taxi drivers, barbers, delivery drivers, and other essential workers earn. In fact, many states allow workers to be paid far less than minimum wage if they also get tips.
Plan to tip the people who serve you in restaurants, hotels, bars, taxis (or rideshares), and beauty salons. And while your own financial situation should go into the decision of how much to tip, here are some general guidelines.
Keep in mind that tipping etiquette varies considerably in other countries, so before you travel be sure to read about the local tipping customs.
Taking care of your oral health for its own sake is great, but did you know that many major diseases can be linked to poor oral health? It can put you at greater risk for heart disease and Alzheimer’s, and illnesses like diabetes and cancer have oral symptoms—meaning your dentist could identify a more serious illness at an early stage. While much of our attention to oral health focuses on our teeth, it’s actually bacteria build-up along the gums that often cause the biggest medical issues. Here are some gum disease symptoms to watch for and tell your dentist about:
Let’s face it—unexpected guests can make even the most fastidious people panic a little about what they think is a messy house. Fortunately, there are a few easy things you can do in an hour or less that will make your home appear cleaner than it really is—and we’re not talking about just throwing everything into a junk drawer or hallway closet.